flash video (flv) plugin HD performance - slow videos from youtube, megavideo, hulu..
i see several posts about the poor performance of the adobe plugin - or the excessive cpu utilization.
* seems always true: adobe flash player doesn't use hardware enabled video acceleration (vdpau for newer Nvidia produts, xvba for ATI), it always relies on the cpu
this is a major hindrance, especially for the newest Nvidia ION based "livingroom units" HTPCs - e.g. acer aspire revo, asrock ionstar 330: these things are pretty and relatively cheap, are very capable in terms of video playback and connectivity, but very underpowered cpu-wise (intel atoms)
some of us are trying to convince Adobe to do the natural thing:
feel free to vote for the feature request ticket and contribute with your opinion if you please
* sometimes it's because the opengl overlay doesn't get detected, with predictable outcomes. see http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1193567 - flash optimizations
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